Whilst at Nethergong over the weekend, I spent some time sitting at the stream watching Azure and Variable Damselflies ovipositing into the floating weed. As they were so pre-occupied with continuing the next generation, I was able to lay on my belly and get quite low down and capture some pleasing efforts with the camera. These two species are very similar in appearance and every year at the start of the season, I have to remind myself of the key features. I think the photos show some of these off well.
Azure Damselflies Ovipositing
Variable Damselflies Ovipositing
Occasionally, a number of pairs would be egg laying next to each other and it was quite amusing watching the males all in a row as they stood upright. I later spent a while at sunset trying to capture some photos of the Banded Demoiselles as they roosted on some grass and although it was a little cloudy and not the best evening for trying, I ended up with a few pleasing photos showing some of the evening colours off. Hopefully a few more visits out during the week if the weather allows to see whats about.
Banded Demoiselle (male) at sunset